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First impressions: Dorm living

For freshmen living at college, the prospect of dorm life can be intimidating. However, the first impressions of a few Hope College freshmen after a couple weeks of dorm life is quite positive. Three freshman girls, all from different dorms, each speak to the vibrant sense of community they feel here at Hope.  For Isabel…

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Dear Anchor

Have you ever had something you needed to get off your chest, but didn’t know who to tell? Do you ever feel the need to voice your opinion but don’t know how to make your voice heard? Look no further than Dear Anchor, a section of Voices that will publish open letters written by students…

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Sports and stress: Finding a balance

As summer ends and school begins again, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the abundance of responsibilities and commitments that college life offers. Students often feel as though they are trying to stay afloat in a sea of classes, athletics, homework, clubs, jobs, friendships and family.  For sophomore engineering major Sydney Jackson, this workload means that, in…

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An Audience of one

Anneliese Lockner, a sophomore here at Hope College, plays every soccer game for an audience of one—God. While most college athletes may believe that sports are played for the audience or even for themselves, students here at Hope use sports to glorify God, and Lockner is not an exception. In the short time that she…

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The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series kicks off soon: Here’s how to get involved!

If you’re looking for a way to engage with great literature, talented writers and thoughtful community, the Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series (JRVWS) might be the perfect opportunity. This fall, Hope College will be hosting three award-winning authors—Mira Bartók, Heather Sellers and Julia Alvarez—to give readings of their work and share insights in a Q&A…